Report: Connecticut averages 14 domestic homicides

Oxford crime scene
A state trooper stands guard at the crime scene in Oxford, Conn. May 8, 2014. Scott Gellatly is accused of killing his estranged wife and shooting her mother.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report shows Connecticut each year averages about 14 homicides committed by intimate partners.

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic violence examined deaths that occurred between 2000 and 2012. Between those years, there were 162 female victims and 26 male victims. Most of the perpetrators, 166, were male, 166. Twenty-two were female.

CCAD is scheduled to release findings and recommendations from the Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee. In its report, obtained by The Associated Press, the group recommends a new state panel be created to evaluate the response of the criminal justice system to violations of restraining and protective orders.

The report closely examines 2012, when there were 11 homicides and 171 near-fatal incidents resulting in serious injuries. So far this year, there have been 10 domestic violence-related homicides.

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